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Anton Diaz

#Philippines

Edsa Shangri-La Staycation and The Sunday Side of HEAT! @EdsaShangrila

EDSA Shangrila is one of our favorite hotels for family staycation because it has one of the best swimming pools with a mini water park and its Sunday Brunch innovations of HEAT.

This summer 2018, the Sunday Side of HEAT features the best of home-based food favorites, a Filipino fiesta with Cebu Lechon as the centerpiece, and a day access to the swimming pool.

Here’s how to plan your awesome staycation with your family at Edsa Shangri-La:

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#Philippines

SEDA Vertis North: Guide to the Best Staycation in Quezon City?!

Here’s how to plan the best staycation in Quezon City in one of the most loved Filipino hotel brands – SEDA Vertis North.

This is perfect for those families who live in the south and who would like to explore Quezon City. If you are attending a wedding or special occasion in the QC area, this is a good interim place to call home during the duration of the event. Or if you simply want to feel the vibe of the city, and be at home away from home.

WELCOME TO SEDA VERTIS NORTH

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SEDA Vertis North is the first large-format hotel of this leading Filipino homegrown Hospitality Brand with 438 rooms and a 700-sqm ballroom.

SEDA VERTIS NORTH
Astra Corner Lux Drives, Vertis North Quezon City, 1105
Telephone: +632 739-8888
Email: vertis@sedahotels.com
Facebook: @sedavertisnorth
Instagram: @sedahotels
Websitehttp://www.sedahotels.com/vertis/

Book low Seda Vertis North rates and availability via Booking.com and Agoda.

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We love the luxurious space of the lobby, which is double the size of usual hotel lobbies.

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It has high ceilings, an e-lounge with wooden communal table, and a showcase of iconic pieces of global Pinoy furniture designers Kenneth Cobonpue and Vito Selma and sculptress Ann Pamintuan.Read more

#Philippines, #Restaurants

NARA THAI: Finally, Legit Thai Food in Manila?!

NARA is a well-loved Thai restaurant and voted as the best Thai Cuisine place in Bangkok, finally opened in Manila after branches in Hong Kong, Myanmar, Taipei, and Mumbai.

The restaurant was founded in 2003 by female entrepreneurs and it is just fitting that it is franchised by a Filipina entrepreneur, Sheila Romero of Roku Sushi and Ramen, and Sushi Nori.

The restaurant name “Nara” is a tribute to one of its founders, Narawadee Srikarnchana.

Thai food lovers rejoice and here are some tips and what to order before you go…

NARA THAI CUISINE
3F SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong, Philippines
Facebook: @narathai.ph
Instagram: @narathaiph
Telephone: +63 945 476 9643
Websitehttps://www.naracuisine.com/

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Dinner in the Sky Philippines – Is it Worth It?

DINNER IN THE SKY Philippines is a Belguim-based novelty dining service where a 22-seater dining bar with roller coaster-like seats is hoisted 150 feet off into the air along Manila Bay. This instagrammable and unusual culinary thrill is made possible by MMI LIVE, in partnership with Malaysian-based DITS Asia and Solaire Resort & Casino.

This ₱10,000 dining experience in Manila, which is equivalent to dining in the Michelin-starred The Ledbury in London or eating at Enigma, considered as El Bulli 2.0, in Barcelona.

Is it worth it?

Yes and No depends on where you are seated, the time, the chef, the menu, and the group you’re with. Definitely, you have to go for it!

Here are tips on how to make your DITS worth it and memorable:

Related post: EATSplorations |  Dinner in the Sky Philippines – Solaire Resort

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#Philippines, #Restaurants

Pizza Express: Making Every Carbo Count @PizzaExpress Manila

Pizza Express–the leading pizza chain in the UK–finally opened its Manila Flagship store in Uptown Mall, Taguig.

Most Filipinos who have been to Hong Kong should be familiar with this casual Italian place, known for its fresh dough and unique pizza creations.

It’s definitely a carbo-loading place! Here’s how to make every carbo bite count…

PIZZA EXPRESS BGC
Ground Floor, Uptown Mall, 9th Avenue, Taguig
Facebook: Pizza Express Philippines
Email: hello@pizzaexpress.ph
Websitehttps://www.pizzaexpress.com/

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#Accommodations, #Philippines, Family Hotel Escapades

LUB D Family Hostelcation (and How to Plan your Own) @Lub_d

Lub d, which means “sleep well” in Thai, is Southeast Asia’s leading Hotel & Hostel brand based in Bangkok. The new Brgy. Poblacion, Makati branch is their first expansion in Manila.

Though the design and pricing is that of a hostel, having more Private Rooms (119) vs. Duplex Rooms (34) and Mixed Dorm rooms (10) makes Lub d Makati more like a budget hotel. It’s the largest one in the Philippines targeting millennial travelers who want to see the world. It’s also great for families and training your little travelers to get used to the hostel vibe.

Our family stayed for a short “hostelcation” over the weekend. Here’s why we think it’s the best place for one in Makati…

Lub d Hostel
7833 Makati Avenue, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City 1210
Telephone: +63 2 541 6358
Email: contact.makati@lubd.com
Facebook@LubdHostel
Instagram: @LubdHostel
Websitehttps://www.lubd.com/makati

Check out low Lub d Makati rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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#Philippines

Desgo 大帅锅火锅: 24H Chinese Hot Pot in Makati–Tara Let’s Go? (Review)

Have you ever noticed the different restaurants in the metro catering to Mainland Chinese? One such resto is Desgo Hot Pot in Makati.

We were craving for some authentic Chinese hot pot but didn’t know which place to go to. Thankfully, we got a tip from our Chinese friend from Jaycees about the 24H Hotpot restaurant along Washington St.

We were excited to try Desgo Hot Pot with the boys. Here’s what we think about it…

 

Desgo Hot Pot 大帅锅火锅
Ground Floor, Victoria de Makati, Washington corner, Dela Rosa Street, Makati
Facebook: @desgohotpot
Telephone: +632 824 5798
Email: desgohotpot@gmail.com

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Love Canadian Beef?

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Have you tried Canadian Beef? Do you know why they say it’s better than USDA Beef?

The first time I tried Canadian Beef was at the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador in Manila, which was prepared by a Canadian chef.

Here’s the story of the experience and what I think of my first taste of Canadian Beef…

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